Company News for Walhonde Tools

Project Portfolio

Client:  Sauer Group, Inc.

Project:  MarkWest Seneca 1 Gas Processing Plant  |  Summerfield, Ohio

Utilized our Top Liner Pipe Clamp on the piping installation for pipe sizes 12″ through 42″.

42″ CS pipe, 7/8″ wall

Client:  PCL Industrial Construction Co.

Project:  Enbridge-IAG Ajax Natural Gas Processing Plant  |  Wheeler, TX

Project:  Dow Chemical Falcon Chlor-alkali Plant  |  Freeport, TX

Utilized our Top Liner Pipe Clamp on the piping installation for pipe sizes 4″ through 48″

PCL constructed this 4″ mockup used to train Fitters coming onto the projects.


AWS 8th Shipbuilding Conference

New Orleans, LA

Feb. 26-27, 2013

AWS Pipeline Conference
Houston, TX
June 4-5, 2013

UA Instructor Training Program
Ann Arbor, MI
Aug. 10-16, 2013

Washtenaw Community College

We were invited recently to the 2013 UA Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 10-16, 2013 at the Washtenaw Community College.  Provided training on our Top Liner Pipe Clamps to the United Association Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders & HVAC Service Techs.  Course included end-prep, fit-up (utilized our Top Liner Pipe Clamp) and induction heating for preheat & postheat process for heavy-wall pipe.  Many locals from all over the US were represented and the clamp was very well received.  We were also invited to their International Instructor Training Program that will take place in February 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.

Gary McClure (left), inventor and Steve Martin (right), BA of Richmond/Roanoke, Virginia Local 10.

Matt McClure with Walhonde Tools training some Local Instructors.


Induction preheating (400 degrees) on heavy-wall pipe with the Top Liner Pipe Clamp in place. When the joint
grows from the preheating you can reset the gap spacing and high & low with the clamp. No clean up of pipe. The welders
start welding from the bottom and work their way up. When they come to a turnbuckle they would pull the pin on
one side of the turnbuckle, flip it out of the way, and continue welding. Once past the turnbuckle, they would reattach the
turnbuckle and continue welding towards the top.


Chicago, IL
Nov. 18-21, 2013
McCormick Center

Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference
January 28-31, 2014
David L. Lawrence Covention Center | Booth # 226
Pittsburgh, PA

UA Pipe Trades Training Conference
February 12-13, 2014
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel
San Antonio, TX


Company News

Hello Walhonde Tools community!!

We are proud to announce a change to the leadership team at Walhonde Tools, Inc. Matthew P. McClure is assuming the responsibilities of President of Walhonde Tools, Inc. Matt will be responsible for taking Walhonde Tools to the next level, building on the solid foundation and momentum achieved by the Walhonde Tools team under Joyce K. McClure.

Kay has been at the helm of Walhonde since it began in 1986 and has done a great job!! Joyce is now entering her golden years and is handing the reins over to Matt.

Matt is an accomplished leader, with a proven track record in the tube & pipe industry. He brings a great mix of leadership, inspiration, operational experience, and a passion for customer care. He also, has several patents for innovative new ideas and the hands on experience to solve the most complex problems. Matt has been serving as a Senior Vice President of Research & Development and we are extremely fortunate to have him to lead our team.


Upcoming Events

March 1, 2018 – Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day

Join West Virginia’s innovators & entrepreneurs at the State Capitol on March 1, 2018!

Join us for

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day
March 1, 2018

At the State Capitol in Charleston

Lend your voice, share your views!

Legislators need to hear from West Virginia’s innovators and entrepreneurs as they work to help employers grow the economy and create more jobs. This is your chance to have your voice heard.

The morning opens with exhibits in the hallways and Rotunda of the State Capitol, followed by lunch and an awards ceremony to highlight successful ventures in the state.

Plan to stop by your legislators’ offices to let them know what issues impact you as an innovator and entrepreneur in West Virginia.

To see a list of current Delegates and Senators, and find contact information for your representatives, click here

Register today!


Wednesday, February 28
4:00-5:30 Exhibit set-up

Thursday, March 1
8:00-8:30 am Exhibit set-up
8:15 am Registration opens at the IOF-WV
exhibit in the 2nd floor Rotunda
8:30 am Exhibits open in the Senate and House hallways and Rotunda
12:00 pm Luncheon in Lower Rotunda
12:30 pm Awards Presentation
TechConnect Spirit of Innovation Awards
TransTech Program Awards:
Governor’s Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency
Governor’s Award for Leadership in Advanced Green Manufacturing
1:30 pm Exhibits open in the Senate and House hallways and Rotunda
3:30 pm Events Conclude

Local Accommodations
A block of rooms is being held for participants at the Charleston Marriott.
Call (304)-345-6500 by February 14th and ask for the West Virginia University rate of $110. Government rates may be available.

General attendee and exhibit visitation – no cost
Exhibit $15 per table; Lunch $15 per person

Organized by TechConnect West Virginia
and the
TransTech Energy Research & Business
Development Program

Register Now